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Falcon Flash for Nov. 13, 2008

By: Tyler Meyeres and Ann Rowland

    Veterans Day is a very important day. It is the day when we celebrate the veterans who were in the armed forces protecting our country. Our school did many different things to celebrate Veterans Day.

    Morgan Alber and her preschool class made red and white poppies to wear and the discussed who veterans are and why it is important to remember them.

    Jody Medina, the kindergarten teacher, and her class learned what Veterans Day is and it is a special day to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. They concluded the celebration by making a beautiful patriotic pinwheel.

    Cathy Cordova and her first and second grade class honored veterans by listening to stories and poetry. The children received a packet full of activities. These activities are coloring sheets, word searches, and cut-n-paste fun sheets.

    Pam Levie and her third and fourth grade honored veterans by reading the story The Wall by Eve Bunting. In addi­tion, for their specialized show and tell (each week the students are given a topic for show and tell which links to their studies) students asked their parents if they have family members who are veterans. They collected stories and shared them with their fellow class mates.

    Liz Schneider and her fifth and sixth grade class began the morning by singing songs about the four branches of the armed forces. They are stirring songs and help us to remember those brave men and woman who dedicate their lives to keeping our country strong and free. During the day, the class discussed the importance of setting aside a day to remember and honor our veterans and recognize all they do for us. They read The Wall by Eve Bunting, a book about honoring those who died in Vietnam and other books about the civil war and World War 11.

    Brent Davis and his seventh and eighth grade class asked a veteran they knew about what they think of the armed forces. Also, they collected an interesting story about an experience they had while they were in the armed forces.

    Gardner School has done many interesting things to celebrate Veterans Day and pay tribute to veterans throughout the country.